Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The laser-initiated polymerization of a thiol-ene photopolymerizable system was studied. The laser was operated in single- and multiple-pulse modes to generate exotherms, which were measured in a modified differential scanning calorimeter. Arrhenius plots of the polymerization, obtained by measuring polymerization exotherms at various temperatures, showed positive and negative portions. Pseudoactivation energies for the thiol-ene polymerization increased rapidly at low conversions (〈50%) of the thiol and ene chromophores. The results were comparable to those obtained from photopolymerization of multifunctional acrylate monomers.
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